“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…” Romans 3:304
Those of you who have read my pieces any length of time know I admire intelligence and gifted people. I stand in awe of the innate abilities of people, and respect their many skills and contributions, both to society in general, and to the church in particular.
However, God’s Word has no peer, and no matter how talented or ambitious or intelligent a person, if his views contradict the Bible–or worse yet–if he should postulate the Bible as being silly or untrue, I will always consider that person mistaken. He may be evil as he voices his opinion, or he may simply be misguided and mistaken.
So, I found it interesting recently to learn of a letter written by Albert Einstein in which he called the Bible “pretty childish.” This brilliant, highly gifted intelligent man is just wrong. The Bible speaks to such opinion in the text with which I opened this post.
A letter being auctioned in London this week adds more fuel to the long-simmering debate about the Nobel prize-winning physicist’s religious views.
In the note, written the year before his death, Einstein dismissed the idea of God as the product of human weakness and the Bible as “pretty childish.”
The letter, handwritten in German, is being sold by Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday and is expected to fetch between $12,000 and $16,000.
The entire story is here.
We must hold to the truth of God’s Word, and, with our lives defend its veracity and significance.
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